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PyeongChang 2018 IOC/Chung Sung-Jun

PyeongChang 2018's vision for the 2018 Games is to offer the Olympic Movement and the world of winter sports New Horizons - a legacy of new growth and new potential never seen before. Its Winter Games plan is one of the most compact in Olympic history, it offers a unique stage on which the world’s best athletes can achieve superior performances. With PyeongChang’s strategic position in Asia, and its access to a young and fast growing youth market, the 2018 Olympic Winter Games will no doubt expose new generations of potential athletes to the power of winter sport.


Soohorang, the mascot of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games took its motif from the white tiger.

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The emblem’s design has its roots in Hangul, with the shapes that form the logo stemming from the first consonants of each syllable in the word “PyeongChang” when it is written in Hangul. The first character in the emblem  also represents a gathering place where the three elements of Cheon-ji-in – heaven, earth, and human – are in harmony. The second character symbolises snow and ice, as well as the athletes’ stellar performances. PyeongChang 2018’s new emblem symbolises a grand gathering of people from all around the world in celebration of Olympic winter sports, which is taking place in the harmonious land of PyeongChang – “A square where the earth meets the sky, and where athletes excel in snow or on ice - that’s where everyone will celebrate the world’s biggest winter festival in 2018.”

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The city of PyeongChang will host the XXIII Olympic Winter Games. This followed 1 round of voting by the members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on 6 July 2011 at the 123rd IOC Session in Durban, South Africa.

Three cities were proposed by their National Olympic Committees to host the 2018 Games: Munich (GER), Annecy (FRA), and PyeongChang (KOR)*. At its meeting on 22 June 2010, the IOC Executive Board selected all three cities as Candidate Cities and they continued to the second phase of the bid process.

At the final vote in Durban, PyeongChang was elected with 63 votes to Munich's 25 votes and Annecy's 7 votes). This gave PyeongChang the majority that it needed to overcome the stiff competition put -up by Munich and Annecy.

123rd IOC Session, 6 July 2011, Durban: Election of the Host City of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games

Round: 1
PyeongChang: 63
Munich: 25
Annecy: 7

* Listed in the order of drawing of lots

PyeongChang 2018

Tickets for the Winter Olympic Games PyeongChang 2018 are now available to Olympic fans worldwide through various channels depending on their country of residence.

To find out how you can apply for Olympic Games tickets, please visit the PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee’s website.

Fans are reminded that only tickets purchased from or obtained through authorised sources are genuine, valid and will enable entry to venues. Detailed information on authorised ticket sources, in particular a list of Authorised Ticket Resellers (in the Republic of Korea and internationally) is available on the official PyeongChang 2018 ticketing website. Fans having purchased or obtained tickets from unofficial or unauthorised sources run the risk of a) having obtained fake tickets, b) having obtained invalidated tickets, c) having those tickets cancelled, d) being refused entry, and/or e) being asked to leave the venue, without receiving a refund or qualifying for an exchange of ticket. Neither the International Olympic Committee nor PyeongChang 2018 nor any National Olympic Committee may be held liable for any consequence (such as, without limitation, any loss or damage) related to a ticket purchased from or obtained through an unauthorised source.

01:53 PyeongChang 2018’s Soohorang in action


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